Newry Whisky Firm D’Arcy’s Take Over Part Of Old Site

D’Arcy’s acquires large part of Old Distillery Site in Newry.


D’Arcy’s acquires large part of Old Distillery Site in Newry.

Matt D’Arcy’s, the aspiring Newry distilling company has taken a further step in the restoration of spirit manufacturing in Newry City with the acquisition of further parts of the original “Old Distillery” site in the city centre.

Almost an acre of ground known locally as “Corry Square Car Park” adjoins the land already held by the company in Monaghan Street and will allow D’Arcy’s the scope to proceed with developing this exciting project.

“A central element of our plan required certainty that the Distillery and visitor centre would have adequate parking for coaches and cars. Without it our commercial offering would be reduced.” says Michael McKeown, Founder- Shareholder.

A rear view of the Newry distillery.

“We must thank and praise the commercial aptitude of our Newry, Mourne and Down Councillors and their Executive Officials who facilitated the transfer of ownership. We are motivated to achieve our joint aims of inner-city restoration and the advancement of tourism in the region.”

The company will benefit immediately in terms of building costs with the ease of access afforded by this acquisition. It will now proceed with issuing of tenders for the construction phase of the project which includes a Victorian Bar and Restaurant on site.

Darcy’s are delighted to announce further recognition of its products which bring global attention to Newry.

The Old Newry Whisky.

It’s 17-Year Old Malt Whiskey has been awarded First Place and a Gold Medal at the Las Vegas International Whiskey Competition just a few months after winning Double Gold and Best Irish Whiskey at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards.

“It’s like winning Olympic Gold and being World Athletic Champion in the same season” quips Michael, “and our 10-Year Old Blend got a Gold Medal at San Francisco and a Silver at Las Vegas.”

The Covid-19 closures have not deterred the development of other products and a modestly priced Malt & Grain Blend enters the market this week under the branding of “Old Newry Whiskey since 1144 and before” commemorating the fact that Newry is the world’s oldest whiskey manufactory.

The evidence for this earth-shattering claim is laid out in a new book called: ‘Matt D’Arcy & Old Newry Whiskies‘ being virtually launched on Wednesday 11th November at 7.30pm.

To receive an invite to the book launch or to enquire where the whiskies may be purchased email:

A drone’s eye view of the D’Arcy Distillery site in Newry.